Compare Petco vs Harbor Freight Tools BETA

See how working at Petco vs. Harbor Freight Tools compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Petco vs. Harbor Freight Tools. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Petco

Employee Ratings

  • Harbor Freight Tools scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 3483 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 1684 reviews)
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.6
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.3
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
3.2
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.5
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Petco Ceo Ron Coughlin
66%
66%Ron Coughlin
CEO Approval
Harbor Freight Tools Ceo Eric Smidt
80%
80%Eric Smidt
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
49%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than Petco employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
41%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Petco employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Petco has 6,428 more total submitted salaries than Harbor Freight Tools.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Guest Experience687 Salaries
$27,599/yr
Salon Manager261 Salaries
$33,510/yr
Sales Associate302 Salaries
$24,237/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Service Representative5 Salaries
$10/hr
Store Manager175 Salaries
$60,022/yr
Sales Associate80 Salaries
$10/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at Petco.
  • "Paid time" was the most mentioned Pro at Harbor Freight Tools.
  • Petco had 116 more reviews than Harbor Freight Tools that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 382 reviews)
"Pets to work"(in 96 reviews)
Pros
"Paid time"(in 98 reviews)
"Part time"(in 70 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Animals"(in 388 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 188 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 72 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 67 reviews)
Featured Review
"Awesome store"Jan 19, 2021

Current Employee - Assistant Store Managerss

I have been working at Petco full-time

Pros

Great variety selection of products

Cons

They should have more bathrooms

Former Employee - Sales Manager

I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

They really care about their employees and are continuously growing as a company.

Cons

Schedule can be a little crazy.

Job Postings

Petco has 4,094 more recently posted open jobs than Harbor Freight Tools.